Baseband Video Test Solutions

Superior solutions for testing Video Quality for SD/HD/3G and 3D for Content Creation, Post Production and Broadcast

Tektronix Baseband Video test solutions help you optimize your video quality, maintain your competitive edge and reduce operating costs. Tektronix Waveform Monitors and Rasterizers empower content creators and post production professionals to realize the artistic possibilities of their content. Broadcast professionals around the world use Tektronix waveform monitors for facility routing, troubleshooting and playout, where they are considered the gold standard in the Television industry.  Countless sporting events every year depend upon quality test equipment from Tektronix to stay on air and with superior video quality.

Baseband Video Test Solutions

The Tektronix waveform monitor series bridges a broad technology spectrum.

From Analog to Standard Definition (SD-SDI), to High Definition (HD-SDI), 3G-SDI, 4K/UHDTV1 Video (WFM/WVR8x00), Optical SDI (WFM2300) and HDMI with HDCP interfaces (WFM5250). Tektronix waveform monitors provide a wide variety of video format support and can also include support for Analog, Digital and Dolby audio formats. You can choose a basic waveform monitoring platform or a fully field upgradeable waveform monitor that will allow you to extend your monitoring and measurement capabilities as your business requires. Available waveform monitor tools such as Physical Layer Analysis including options to measure 3G-SDI eye and jitter, comprehensive analysis of ANC data, simultaneous input monitoring and Audio-Video Delay measurements help you solve challenging problems more efficiently.

WFM8300
Product Series Formats Features Measurements Monitoring Generation Form Factor
WFM2200A  Front Panel
WFM2200A
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), Optical (Option SFP)    Waveform, Vector, Picture, Audio, Gamut, Status, Measure, Generator, Physical    Timing display, Status display, Data Analysis (Option DATA), A/V delay and propagation time measurements (Option AVDP) SDI, Optical (Option SFP), AES/EBU, LTC, Analog sync pulse Video, Audio and Dolby E (Option DBE) test signal Tablet; AC, Replaceable / Rechargeable battery
WFM5250 Waveform Monitor
WFM5250
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), HDMI Waveform, Vector, Picture, Audio, Gamut Data Analysis (Option DATA) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, Simultaneous Input (Option SIM), Audio(Option AUD), 3D Stereoscopic (Option S3D) Basic Test Signal (Option GEN) 3 RU Short Depth, Half Width; AC, DC/battery
WFM5200
WFM5200
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G) Waveform, Vector, Picture, Audio, Gamut Data Analysis (Option DATA) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, Multi-mode (Option CAM), Audio (OptionAUD), 3D Stereoscopic (Option S3D) Basic Test Signal (Option GEN) 3 RU Short Depth, Half Width; AC, DC/battery
1741C Waveform Monitor
1741C Analog Waveform Monitor
NTSC/PAL FlexVu - Multiple Inputs - 3 RU Full Depth, Half Width, AC
WFM6120 Waveform  Monitor
WFM6120
SD, NTSC/PAL (Option CPS) FlexVu, SIM (Option SIM) Data Analysis (Option DAT), Physical Layer (Option EYE/PHY),A/V Delay (Option AVD) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, Audio (Option AD/DPE) Basic Test Signal (Option JIT/3G) 3 RU Full Depth, Half Width; AC
WFM2300 Portable Waveform Monitor
WFM2300
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), Optical (Option SFP)    Waveform, Vector, Picture, Audio, Gamut, Status, Measure, Generator, Physical    Timing display, Status display, Data Analysis (Option DATA), A/V delay and propagation time measurements (Option AVDP) SDI, Optical (Option SFP), AES/EBU, LTC, Analog sync pulse Video, Audio and Dolby E (Option DBE) test signal Tablet; AC, Replaceable / Rechargeable battery
WFM7200
WFM7200
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), NTSC/PAL (Option CPS) FlexVu, SIM (Option SIM) Data Analysis (Option DAT), Physical Layer (Option PHY3) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, 3D Stereoscopic (Option S3D), Multi-mode(Option 2SDI), Audio (Option AD/DPE) Basic Test Signal (Option GEN) 3 RU Full Depth, Half Width; AC
WFM4000/5000
WFM5000/4000
SD, HD Quad Tile - Gamut, Audio - 3 RU Short Depth, Half Width
WFM8300
WFM8300/8200
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), 4K/UHDTV1 (Option 3G, 2SDI, 4K), NTSC/PAL (Option CPS) FlexVu, SIM Data Analysis, Physical Layer Multiple Inputs, Gamut, 3D Stereoscopic, Multi-mode (Option 2SDI),Audio (Option AD/AVD/DPE) Basic Test Signal (Option PHY or GEN) 3 RU Full Depth, Half Width; AC

Waveform rasterizers help video content producers verify content quality and make precision content adjustments. In video delivery systems, they help operations staff verify content quality and system reliability, and help engineering staff qualify, install, and maintain video systems. Design and manufacturing engineers developing new video equipment use the waveform monitor for design troubleshooting, functional verification, and manufacturing test.

WVR7120
Product Series Formats Features Measurements Monitoring Generation Form Factor
WVR5250 - Front View
WVR5250
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), HDMI 1 RU Short Depth, Half Width; AC, DC Data Analysis (Option DATA) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, Simultaneous Input (Option SIM), Audio(Option AUD), 3D Stereoscopic (Option S3D) Basic Test Signal (Option GEN) 1 RU Short Depth, Half Width; AC, DC
WVR5200
WVR5200
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G) 1 RU Short Depth, Half Width; AC, DC/battery Data Analysis (Option DATA) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, Multi-mode (Option CAM), Audio (Option AUD), 3D Stereoscopic (Option S3D) Basic Test Signal (Option GEN) 1 RU Short Depth, Half Width; AC, DC/battery
WVR7200 Front Panel
WVR7200
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), NTSC/PAL (Option CPS) FlexVu, SIM (Option SIM) Data Analysis (Option DAT), Physical Layer (Option PHY3) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, 3D Stereoscopic (Option S3D), Multi-mode(Option 2SDI), Audio (Option AD/DPE) Basic Test Signal (Option GEN) 1 RU Full Depth, Full Width; AC
WVR5000
WVR5000/4000
SD, HD Quad Tile - Gamut, Audio - 1 RU Full Depth, Half Width DC
WVR8300
WVR8300/8200
SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), 4K/UHDTV1 (Option 3G, 2SDI, 4K), NTSC/PAL (Option CPS) FlexVu, SIM Data Analysis, Physical Layer Multiple Inputs, Gamut, 3D Stereoscopic, Multi-mode (Option 2SDI),Audio (Option AD/AVD/DPE) Basic Test Signal (Option PHY or GEN) 1 RU Full Depth, Full Width; AC

Sync pulse generation to ensure a stable facility timing source.

Tektronix video Sync pulse generators provide facility reference signals and ensure a stable facility timing source. Tektronix signal generators provide test signals for equipment verification and calibration applications, and support a wide variety of analog and digital formats to facilitate your technology transition.

  • Support for 3 Gb/s SDI and Dual Link SDI formats helps deployment of the latest emerging video technologies.
  • Stay Genlock provides a unique, robust genlock mode that ensures stable signal synchronization for digital and traditional broadcast facilities.
  • GPS Synchronization and Timecode Module with an integrated GPS receiver provide long-term reference clock stability.
  • Time-of-day and program time timecode functions for broadcast and post production applications.

Learn more about our Signal and Sync Pulse Generators

Signal and Sync Pulse Generators

Full Reference Picture Quality Analyzer Based on the Human Vision Model

The true measure of any television system is viewer satisfaction. Based on the concepts of the human vision system, Tektronix Picture Quality Analyzers provide a suite of repeatable, objective quality measurements that closely correspond with subjective human visual assessment.

Picture Quality Analyzers are used for Codec design and evaluation. They can also be used for installation, verification and trouble-shooting of each block of a video system because it is video technology agnostic; any visible differences between video input and output from processing components in the system chain can be quantified and assessed for video quality degradation.

Learn more about our Picture Quality Analyzers

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WVR & WFM Series 6000/7000 Software Update Version 6.0.x for Audio Loudness

free download to all customers currently using WFM6000, WFM7000, WVR6000 and WVR7000 Series products that have upgraded to latest front panel and are equipped with an audio option.

LQV (Luminance Qualified Vector) Measurements with the WFM8200/8300 How To Guide

Learn how the patented Luminance Qualified Vector (LQV) Display enhances the current Diamond/Split Diamond, Arrowhead and Vector Displays.

Color Correction for Video

Chapter 3 excerpt from Hullfish's larger book on Color Correction for Video.

Using Stay GenLock

Tech brief on video reference timing with Tektronix Signal Generators

Understanding PQR, DMOS and PSNR Measurements

This application note covers these various measurement aspects and how to address quality issues during the transition.

Picture Quality Measurement for Video Applications

This application note focuses on the issues video engineers face when developing and/or evaluating an algorithm, device or video signal path; and the objective picture quality measurement solutions Tektronix® provides to support those requirements.

Audio Loudness Monitoring How-To Guide

This hands-on guide making Audio Loudness measurements with the Tektronix waveform monitors or rasterizers provides step by step instructions on how to configure a waveform monitor to make loudness measurements to one of the standards ATSC A/85, EBU R 128 or ARIB  TR-B.32.

Preventing Illegal Colors

To prevent the undesired impact of color gamut violations, Tektronix has developed several displays that simplify assessment of proper gamut compliance.

Objective Measurements and Subjective Assessments Application Note

By using the PQA500 video, content providers can evaluate the various compression and delivery formats to ensure the best possible picture quality of the program.

Physical Layer Testing of 3G-SDI and HD-SDI Serial Digital Signals

The transition to high definition (HD) and 3G-SDI can be a smooth one if careful engineering practices are followed in the initial stages of planning the facility. Our application note provides a concise overview of what you need to be aware of during the transition along the HD-adpotion curve.

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HD and 3G-SDI Physical Layer Webinar

There has always been a quest to achieve the film look within digital video, and with that comes the challenge to achieve higher resolutions with greater dynamic range, along with bit-depth at higher data rates. Learn about the methods being deployed to transport this high-speed data around a facility. 34 minutes.

Loudness Measurement and Monitoring Part 2

New changes to the  ITU-R BS.1770-3 standard for measuring and controlling Audio Loudness now allow operators and engineers to easily monitor the audio loudness of their programs. Learn  how to  monitor Audio loudness and ensure compliance to the CALM Act. •Part 2 describes how to using a Tektronix Waveform Monitor or Rasterizer to measure and monitor audio loudness.

Loudness Measurement and Monitoring Part 1

New changes to the  ITU-R BS.1770-3 standard for measuring and controlling Audio Loudness now allow operators and engineers to easily monitor the audio loudness of their programs. Learn more about these important changes through this Tektronix webinar:

• Part 1 provides information on the basics of the standards • Managing audio loudness using the updated ITU-R BS.1770-3 standards
• ATSC recommended practice A/85 that provide techniques for establishing and maintaining audio loudness (CALM Act)

Color Gamut Monitoring Webinar

Description: This webinar will explain how the industry's most comprehensive color gamut monitoring tools can be applied for precise color gamut adjustments when used in conjunction with Tektronix' patented Diamond gamut and Spearhead displays. Techniques using the new gamut monitoring technologies to help produce and qualify video content will also be covered.

Closed Caption Monitoring Webinar

In this webinar, we will discuss the various standards and type of closed caption present within analog composite, Standard Definition digital and High Definition video formats and how to monitor the closed caption data using a waveform monitor.

Broadcast Data Analysis / Ancillary Data Webinar

Today a wide variety of ancillary data is being carried within the serial digital interface (SDI) and it is important to ensure that this data is correctly formatted and conveys the correct information within the packet.

Advanced A/V Testing: How to Prevent Lip Synch Problems

In this webinar you will learn techniques for testing Audio/Video delay, in order to provide the best viewing and listening experience for your customers.

Baseband Video Test Solutions Related Information

Guide to Standard and HD Measurements

Guide to Standard and HD MeasurementsThis guide discusses the basics of the digital signal and illustrates the measurements available to ensure your signals are valid and legal.

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